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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Beaufort Scale – Graphics

. Nautical charts and pubs change nearly as fast as the tide sending each sailing second mate back to kintergarden’s cut & paste lessons each time a

January 12, 2010
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Optimum Ship Routing – From Prevailing Winds To Modern Technology

By Fred Pickhardt of Ocean Weather Services The earliest form of ship routing may have been when early humans used the prevailing easterly winds to sail from

December 1, 2009
Total Views: 80

Friday, November 20, 2009

November 1950 East Coast Superstorm

The following has been submitted to us by gCaptain member Fredwx and originally published to the Weather section of the gCaptain forum: With Thanksgiving

November 20, 2009
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Email Address for Voluntary Weather Observation Program

Here’s some important information regarding the Voluntary Weather Observation program at NOAA, brought to us by our friends at AMVER. Amver wants to pass

November 11, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

NOAA on Fog: “A Costly Phenomenon”

While perusing the NOAA website this morning, I came across an interesting article on something we are all to familiar with here on the Central and Northern

September 15, 2009
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NOAA’s Powerful New Supercomputers Boost U.S. Weather Forecasts

NOAA has completed implementation of the final phase of a nine year, $180 million contract by installing the newest generation of IBM supercomputers for

September 8, 2009
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Notebooks that take harsh weather

Navagear points us to “Rite in the Rain”: The folks from “Rite in the Rain” were at the Pacific Marine Expo, and I picked up a

June 3, 2009
Total Views: 5

Friday, January 30, 2009

Live EarthQuake Monitors – Data, Maps and Realtime Info

The Exploratorium brings us live earthquake monitor and mapping links! Normally I wouldn’t cut an paste so much info but in light of messages I’ve

January 30, 2009
Total Views: 546

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cruise Ship In Storm – Cruise Ship Balmoral Hits Rough Seas – Incident Photos

For the full list of gCaptain’s incident photos, CLICK HERE For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship is eating

January 27, 2009
Total Views: 5593

Saturday, November 29, 2008

ships in heavy weather – at sea photo slideshow

We found this interesting YouTube video of ships battling heavy seas and rogue waves. These photos have been provided by Here at

November 29, 2008
Total Views: 94

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Maritime Security

Avoiding Pirates and Storms – Notes From A Weather Router

Looking at the piracy chart for 2008 got me reminiscing about recommending routes through the eastern Arabian Sea , Somalia coast, and Gulf of Aden. Our

October 2, 2008
Total Views: 21

Thursday, September 11, 2008

NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks Website

It is obvious that NOAA has some of the most comprehensive and accurate information for predicting weather available to the public.  NOAA’s National

September 11, 2008
Total Views: 5

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Great Links for Tracking Hurricanes

With Hurricane Gustav now a Category 4 and gaining strength, the 2008 season is really starting to peak in strength.  So gCaptain has put together a list of

August 30, 2008
Total Views: 13

Monday, August 25, 2008

New From NOAA – Southeast U.S. Marine Weather Website

In a Press Release on August 19, NOAA announced its new Southeast U.S. Marine Weather website.  It reads: NOAA has launched a one-stop Southeast Marine

August 25, 2008
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 7, 2008

NOAA Increases Expectancy for Above-Normal 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA has increased its confidence for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in an updated outlook for the 2008 season released today.  NOAA is now

August 7, 2008
Total Views: 35

Monday, June 23, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

MV Princess Of Stars – Ferry Capsizes In Philippines Typhoon

CNN sends news of a tragic ferry capsize in the Phillipines. They write: Rescuers have found at least 33 survivors and at least six dead among the nearly 750

June 23, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Question On Weather Routing

gCaptain reader and Meteorologist Brad Snook writes: I spent 13 years as a Meteorologist, recommending routes and forecasting seas and swells for merchant

May 26, 2008
Total Views: 152

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ocean Prediction Center Requests Comments

The National Weather Service (NWS) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) is requesting comments relating to the importance of accurate and timely marine weather

April 11, 2008
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

M/V Bergensfjord – Incident Photo Of The Week

by Øystein Ellingsen Shipspotter VOX tells us: The Norwegian car ferry Bergensfjord was enroute Bergen – Hanstholm early last week when she enouctered

March 4, 2008
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Perfectly Dangerous – A Waterspout At Sea

Robin Storm points us to this photo of this spectacular waterspout off New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast. Be sure to check out the photo slideshow and article

February 19, 2008
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